For the first time in history, Carnegie Hall is offering its programming outside of New York City and it has chosen OC!! Take that LA! “Ancient Paths, Modern Voices” is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture in OC. Carnegie Hall’s epic partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will feature performances by leading international musicians, including some artists and ensembles traveling outside China for the first time (such as Lang Lang, Wu Man, the Shanghai Symphony and Quentin Shih). The festival will include Western symphonic and chamber music influenced by Chinese culture, traditional folk music, contemporary music, traditional marionette theater, film screenings, art exhibitions and much more. Events will take place at Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory, Orange County Museum of Art, the Bowers Museum and South Coast Plaza.
A few of this week’s highlights include video work by contemporary Chinese artists Gao Shiqiang and Chen Qiulin whose artistic visions capture the collision of tradition and modernity in China, which will be shown at Orange County Museum of Art. A photo exhibit of Christian Dior’s collaboration with celebrated Beijing-based fashion photographer Quentin Shih, which begins Thursday at South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court. And the West Coast premiere of the Chinese war film “Red Cliff,” followed by a Q&A with director John Woo at Regency South Coast Village Theater Thursday, at 8 p.m.
For ticket information and programming updates, please visit www.philharmonicsociety.org/chinafestival.
Hush! This Is a Great Cruise!
hush Restaurant in Laguna Beach is hosting “Cruise for a Cause,” a sunset yacht cruise and dinner gala through Newport Harbor for Orangewood Children’s Foundation on Friday, Oct. 23. The evening will include sunset hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a four-course wine paired dinner prepared by Executive Chef Ronnie Arnold, and live music from violinist Josh Vietti and jazz guitarist Jamie Findlay.
The live and silent auctions will include something for everyone: a five-day luxury stay in Aspen, VIP tickets to the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, art from the Peter Blake Gallery, autographed sports memorabilia from Brett Favre, Barry Bonds, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roger Federer, and even a newborn puppy! Proceeds will fund the renovation of the Orangewood Resource Center, a drop in center providing guidance, assistance and access to resources to foster youth before and after they “age out” out of the foster care system. Tickets cost $200. For more information and to reserve your ticket, call 949.315.0259 or hush Restaurant at 949. 497.3616.
The Latest from greer's oc
Candidate Opportunity! OCIE Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year
Do you know someone who is driven to make a difference and give back to the community? The Orange County Inland Empire Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Man & Woman…
DINE OUT LONG BEACH KICKS OFF RESTAURANT WEEK 2.0 WITH A FREE CHEFS’ COOKING + TASTING EVENT
Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 will host a free Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series on Saturday, February 16 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Friedmans Home Experience in Long Beach. Long Beach Restaurant Week starts…
My Vintage Valentine
The Queen Mary presents an unforgettable evening of romance and old-world glamour at My Vintage Valentine on Thursday, February 14. Two evening seating times will offer a signature four-course dinner and a special show featuring vintage burlesque performances, a…